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Hi I'm Laurie

I live in New Mexico, I am a nurse working with the developmentally disabled and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I had five children, one of whom has developmental delays; I found myself a single mother after 11 years of marriage. I put myself through nursing school while I worked evenings and weekends and also taught Primary. In spite of those hardships I managed to graduate as the valedictorian of my class. I now work as a nurse with the developmentally handicapped population and I enjoy it very much.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I chose to be one. I spent many years on and off searching for spiritual truth from the time I was a teenager only to go from church to church disappointed. After the birth of my first daughter and still not having any spiritual foundation in our lives I resumed my search, first; I went back to what was familiar, the Catholic church; only to be given many obstacles in trying to locate records from a place that had burned down years ago. they could not or would not help me. My husband was LDS and suggested that we go there. I apparently was ready . I had a copy of the Book of Mormon and A Marvelous Work and Wonder; I opened them and began reading and to my surprise everything started making perfect sense. I took the missionary lessons and was baptized and confirmed on my birthday. I have been tested and tried over the years and I am happy to say that the Lord has blessed my life through my most difficult trials, He has never let me down. When I look back on my life I don't know how I could have gotten through it alone. My Savior has been there to help carry my burdens along with caring visiting teachers and home teachers who were in tune with the spirit enough to be there for me.

How I live my faith

I currently serve as a ward missionary with my husband, go out with the missionaries and help teach new and less active members. I have also served as a Primary teacher, librarian, Relief Society teacher, Young Women's camp leader, and Young Women's camp nurse. I have enjoyed each of these callings and they all have helped me to grow spiritually.